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05/05/2020Recovery PlanI just wanted to reassure you, that on your behalf, we have commenced discussions with West Suffolk Council, regarding the town centre re-opening. There are clearly many necessary steps that will be required to be taken, to ensure that customers return to the town centre in sufficient numbers to justify the re-opening of the many businesses that are currently closed, as a consequence of Government advice.

05/05/2020Coastline GraphicsAt the moment there is much speculation regarding a planned announcement by the Prime Minister on Sunday that will potentially loosen the current “lockdown” restrictions and may allow many businesses that are currently closed, to reopen. If you choose to do this then there will be responsibilities, obligations and expectations from employees and customers alike that you will take certain steps to secure their safety. Much of this is currently being discussed in the media and may well require some visible signage and demarcation setting. Over the past few years the BID has worked with local company Coastline Graphics, on many occasions and I attach a pdf of products they are able to provide should you so wish to take this approach. Contact details are on the final page of the brochure.

05/05/2020VE DayIn the midst of everything Covid-19 you may not have realised that, this Friday, is a Bank Holiday, commemorating the end of WWII in Europe 75 years ago. I have seen that a few of you are offering special promotions, offers or products to celebrate this prestigious anniversary. Both Our Bury St Edmunds and Bury St Edmunds & Beyond are promoting the businesses that are recognising the importance of the 8th May and if you are also doing the same please let me or know so we can make the public aware of what you are doing.

05/05/2020Unclaimed Government funding is still availableSince early last month WSC have been administering the issuing of Government Grants (not loans) and to date have paid over £30m into the bank accounts of many local businesses including a great number of BID members. Across west Suffolk, over 80% of businesses entitled to funding have received their money but I am aware that there are still a few of our members who are entitled to these grants and have not yet claimed them, predominantly because Council staff can’t contact you. I have sent nearly 15 e mails this and last week to BID members who are entitled to these grants but having received them yet, so please check your junk folders, in case my message has gone into there.



Most shops are closed due to the current coronavirus situation, so we've made a list of your favourite shops that have an online offering. We've also featured businesses who are still open and their current arrangements to keep their staff and customers safe.


Abbey News - open 


Angel News - open 


Anna - they are currently offering 25% off online on their Spring Summer 2020 stock! Visit their website here


Artico - are selling their beautiful jewellery online - visit their website here


Art of Nails - they are currently closed and all appointments will be cancelled - please contact Mae to rebook on 07712683781


Aubyn Davies - are selling their specialist menswear and schoolwear online - visit their website here


Auntie Pams - the only independent sweet shop in Bury St Edmunds have launched an online shop where they deliver locally and across the country - visit their website here


Beautiful Beers have reduced their threshold for free delivery to 30 pounds to give everyone the opportunity to still get their favourite beers and brewing ingredients. If you live within 10 miles of the shop, the minimum spend for free delivery is just 15 pounds and collection from store is available. Visit their website here


Blacks currently has a spring sale, and they are offering free delivery on orders over £80. Visit their website here


Bonmarche, Peacocks, and The Edinburgh Woollen Mill are operating via their online store and are working very closely with Royal Mail to ensure that the parcels are delivered safely to your door. Visit BonmarchePeacocks, and The Edinburgh Woollen Mill


Buy the Light have a large range of wonderful scented candles, gifts and homeware. They have also been shortlisted for the Great Gifts Retailer of the Year Awards 2020! Visit their website here 


Chelmer Fine Art are now closed temporarily but you can still shop online with free home delivery. Visit their website here


Clare Bridal - are contactable for appointments from June onwards - visit their website here


Clear to Sea are selling cereals, grains, nuts, flours, pasta and household products (to name just a few) with no plastic packaging. They are open 10 - 2 everyday except Thursdays and Sundays. Visit their Facebook page here


Copeland Interiors are currently closed but you can send them an email at


Cotswold Outdoors are currently offering up to 50% off top brands and have 100 day returns. Visit their website here


Crew Clothing - are offering their full range online. Visit their website here


Croasdales Chemists - open 


Dapper Fox are offering their gentleman's tailoring supplies including shoes, accessories, and tailored clothing. Visit their website here


Ernest Jones will be selling their wide range of jewellery online. Visit their website here


Express Mini Market are open and selling all of their normal convenience range.


Fat Face - are offering their full range online. Visit their website here 


Gifted - if you're in the market for american candy and novelty gifts, this is the shop for you. They are currently selling online via their Instagram, click here to visit


Halfords are open online and in-store. Visit their website here


H&M - are offering their full range online. Visit their website here


Hobbs - Their full range is available online and they are currently offering 30% off their stay home collection. Visit their website here


House of Snow - they are available by phone and email and you can request to be added to the appointments list as soon as they open. Visit their website here


H.Samuel are selling their wide range of jewellery online. Visit their website here


Holland & Barrett - open


Jaeger are offering their full range online - visit their website here 


Javelin have re-opened their website and all of their summer range is up to 30% off. Visit their website here 


JD Sports currently have up to 50% off. Visit their website here


Jewellery By Tony Strowger specialises in remodelling and desiging bespoke jewellery for their customers as well as selling jewellery from other brands. Visit their website here


Jigsaw - are offering their full range online and have an offer of free delivery at the moment. Visit their website here


JoJoMamanBebe - are offering their full range online - visit their website here


Jones Bootmaker - have their full range of mens, womens and children's footwear online. Get up to 70% off their Spring Summer range - visit their website here 


Joules - are offering their full range online and have up to 60% off their spring sale - visit their website here


Lady Amarisa are currently closed but you can make an appointment for when they are open again. Visit their website here 


L'Occitaine are offering their full range online as well as free delivery on all orders. Visit their website here


Loft & Spires are currently closed. If you would like to get in contact, please call 07824555659 or 07742098779. Visit their website page here


Pocketwatch & Petticoats are in the process of launching their online shop and are currently accepting orders through their Facebook page which you can find here


Mick's Cycles have launched a new website and have the option to click and collect your order or for delivery. Visit their website here


Mistral are offering free delivery on all products online and their returns policy has been extended to 3 months. Visit their website here


Model Junction have an excellent range of model railway, skalextric and other products online. Visit their website here


Monsoon & Accessorize are online and they currently have up to 50% off all sale items. Visit their website here


Mr Shoes are offering their full range online and they currently have free delivery over £49.99. Visit their website here


Neal's Yard Remedies are offering their full range of products online. Visit their website here


New Look are available online and they are delivering safely and on time. Visit their website here


Odyssey SurfSnowStyle are selling online and they currently have 25% off all new summer lines. Visit their website here


Phase Eight are offering 25% and have extended their returns to 100 days. Visit their website here 


Revel Outdoors - their shop is open 10am - 4pm Monday - Friday 


Ryman are currently closed until further notice, but you can still shop online. Visit their website here


Sahara are closed until further notice. Even though you can't meet face to face, you can still shop with them online and discover their new season styles every week. Shop from hte comfort of your own home with free UK delivery - simply enter the code FREE at the checkout. Visit their website here. 


Savers are open and you can also shop online here


Sea Salt have their full range available online and they are currently offering free UK delivery and 6 months extended returns. Visit their website here 


Sew Much To Do offer supplies for all of your crafting needs, to keep you busy and creative during the self isolation period. Visit their website here


Shoezone have their full range online and they are currently offering a buy one get one free offer. They also offer 10% off for NHS staff. Visit their website here 


Sports Direct are currently offering 20% off full price items. Visit their website 


Starlings Toys are currently closed, but their website will continue to run and they will be adding new lines to this daily. Please keep an eye on the Facebook page as they will be updating that regularly too. Visit their website here


Stormfront are offering their full range online. Visit their website here


Sunrise Direct sell clothing, accessories, footwear and gifts from a variety of different brands. Visit their website here


Superdry currently have a mid-season sale with up to 50% off men and women's ranges. Visit their website here


The Bodhi Tree - due to current events they will be open Monday, Wednesday and Saturdays 10 - 4. They are currently only allowing 2 customers in the store at a time to encourage social distancing. Visit their Facebook page here


The Body Shop are offering their full range of toilettries, gifts and beauty products online. Visit their website here


The Original Alternative will be selling their CBD, herbal remedies and essential oils from their website, visit here or over the phone 01359242589


The Parsley Pot are the perfect shop for gifts for new babies, children's birthdays, wedding and engagement gifts. Visit their website here


Timpson - online only


TK Maxx are open online and you can place orders between 9am and 11am. Visit their website here


Topshop & Topman are open online and they currently have up to 30% off Visit their website here


Wildwood Gallery has launched an online gallery so you can browse all of their fantastic artwork from home. Visit their website here


Wilko - are currently open


White Stuff are currently closed but their online shop is open and they will continue to do their utmost to deliver as usual. Visit their website here


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